Stephanie Stephensis an Associate Director of Education for PACE Center for Girls. She has been in education for over 15 years, with 10 of those years being in the classroom. Mrs. Stephens is a content review specialist and report writer for EdReports and serves as the lead ELA Student Achievement Partners representative for the state of Florida. In previous positions, Mrs. Stephens was an Instructional Coach for one of Duval county’s transformation schools and served on the curriculum writing team for the county. Additionally, Mrs. Stephens worked with a local nonprofit where she provided poetry and art lessons to girls who were incarcerated, in rehab, domestic violence shelters, or foster care. She has earned her master’s degree in Montessori Education and holds certifications in Girl Centered Practice, Victim Advocacy, Soul Collage, and Hatha yoga. Mrs. Stephens has served Duval county twice as teacher of the year, Instructional Coach finalist of the year, and most recently was nominated for Life Changer of the Year.Mrs. Stephens is also a member of Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2017 and serves on the board for Hope at Hand, Inc.